Industry Research

Librarian: Jennifer Garrett

Industry Codes . Industry Profiles & Reports . Industry Statistics . Associations

What Industry Are You Researching?

NAICS codes
The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) codes are a standardized classification of various industries, and can be associated with specific companies... (more).

North American Industry Classification System (NAICS)

Standard Industrial Classification (SIC)

Sources of Industry Profiles & Reports

IBISWorld
Next Reports for all industries at the 5-digit NAICS code level

Business Source Complete
Next Industry Reports radio button

Standard & Poor's NetAdvantage
Next Industry tab

Sources of Industry Statistics

Statistical Abstracts of the United States

Economic Census

Current Industrial Reports (Census Bureau)

County, Zip Code, & Metro Business Patterns

Industry At A Glance - Bureau of Labor Statistics

Annual Industry Economic Accounts - Bureau of Economic Analysis

Industry Trade Data and Analysis - International Trade Administration

NC Department of Commerce Industry Information
 

Associations: Identify Key Information Producers

Associations publish industry specific data and reports that cannot be found anywhere else. Often, some of their publications are openly available while others require a free registration or paid membership. Here are some ways to find relevant associations for any given industry.

Encyclopedia of Associations
Available through Gale Directory Library online
Books DH Hill Library, Learning Commons HS17 .G320

Industry Portals

TSNN
A directory with more than 15,000 trade shows worldwide.

Encyclopedia of Business Information Sources
Available through Gale Directory Library online
Books DH Hill Library, Learning Commons HF5351 .E93